Running on a platform of campaign finance reform is admirable. But turns out it's not electable. John Denney found out the hard way. The Independence Party candidate looking to snag Michele Bachmann's old spot on Tuesday made a unique promise to the world: He wasn't taking any money from corporatio ... More >>
America, Inc., a Virginia-based Super PAC, has spent twice as much money to defeat Independence Party candidate John Denney than Denney has on hand. A review of FEC reports of independent expenditures in Minnesota's sixth congressional district race shows that the group dropped $8,000 in early Octo ... More >>
We've all seen the commercials: Not satisfied with your product or service? Get a refund. Money-back guarantees are a handy tool for marketers -- but could they work in the public arena? John Denney, the Independence Party Sixth District congressional candidate, thinks so. See also:Senators Fra ... More >>
Fact: Any band that uses Times New Roman on its album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though.) Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell desi ... More >>
A Washington D.C.-based consumer advocacy group is calling on the University of Minnesota to revisit the events surrounding the suicide of Dan Markingson, a 26-year-old schizophrenic man who stabbed himself to death while participating in an experimental anti-psychotic drug study. In a June 16 le ... More >>
The Minneapolis City Council recently approved a resolution renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day on all officials city communication.Minneapolis hasn't scrapped Columbus Day altogether, though. Going forward, the city will jointly recognize Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day on the s ... More >>
Clooney’s actors shine, and that’s almost enough
:::: UPDATE :::: Republicans call for Rep. Ryan Winkler to resign following "Uncle Thomas" tweet DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, is getting absolutely destroyed on Twitter this afternoon for calling black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Thomas."THE BACKSTORY: DFL Rep. Ryan Wi ... More >>
A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong
MNGOP leaders are accusing the DFL of race-baiting with a new anti-Rep. King Banaian mailer.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is one of the least racist states, according to Google (and Harvard)-- Bemidji cross burning: Two white men, ages 19 and 20, arrested [MUGSHOTS]-- Racist Art Song's chicken wings sign un ... More >>
One of the state's top employers brings heart and innovation to the workplace
Juxtaposition Arts hosts release show on Saturday
Bradlee Dean is on the offensive again, launching a vicious and inane attack on Dan Savage for being critical of the Bible. Savage spoke to high school students recently and talked about how it's possible to "ignore the bullshit" in the Bible about gay people "the same way we have learned to ignore ... More >>
Avoid driving Washington Avenue at the U from now on.The train is coming, and you'd better get out of the way. Sometime late Sunday afternoon, trucks are going to roll up Washington Avenue where it bisects the University of Minnesota campus and drop off a bunch of barricades. Work crews are ... More >>
Just when you thought Harry Potter fans had reached their limit, there's more: This Sunday afternoon, the University of Minnesota's Quidditch team will host their first Halloween tournament featuring a Harry Potter bake sale, prizes, a raffle, and the chance to watch teams compete to be the first ... More >>
Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken voiced strong support this morning for President Barack Obama's nomination this morning of Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next justice for the U.S. Supreme Court. Both senators sit on the judiciary committee, wh ... More >>
The Times now says it would not have published the piece as written had it known that 3M paid for the airfare.
For Barack Obama's birthday, we take a quick walk down memory lane, highlighting some of the president's more notable food preferences.
Eating disorders destroy lives, and new research suggests that men are affected in greater numbers than was previously assumed. This week, Kevin Hoffman tells the story of Jeremy, a 36-year-old man who has struggled with the illness for most of his life.
Hostel Part II writer-director Eli Roth on opening opposite George Clooney and making a "feminist horror film"
Brooklyn's Grizzly Bear sip mint juleps and lemonade out at their yellow house
RFIDs and the coming age of the digital pickpocket
The case of the horny pharaoh--and other trick sarcophagi
Each Sunday, Nancy Smith puts on one hell of a show for God
Want to be "middle class"? Don't have kids.
Tiki Obmar compose the IDM soundtrack to your high school experience
Startup.com makes a mint out of a losing proposition
The enemy of salacious TV programming might be the family-friendly wonder Gilmore Girls
No one's giving much thought to Ralph Nader's running mate. But it has never been a good idea to underestimate Winona LaDuke.
The NAACP's education lawsuit promised to be a watershed case for poor and minority kids. So when exactly did the wheels come off?
The surprise hit Judging Amy is a kind of woman's standard, in the key of melodrama
Three debut collections of short stories question our terms of endearment
Have you played a board game lately?
Lady and the cad: Alice (Chloë Sevigny) and Des (Chris Eigeman) toast the last days of disco
Wok on the mild side: Lotis Key and Soon-Tek Oh star in Theater Mu's tepid take on the American Dream
Yo-Yo a go-go: The cellist in Mark Morris's "Falling Down Stairs"
You'd think that Clinton's decision amounting to a death sentence for thousands of HIV-positive Americans might generate a public outcry. Instead, the chattering classes were obsessed with Dick Gephardt's speech at Harvard.
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts caretake our paranoia in Conspiracy Theory.
In the wake of Najarian and Shabazz, the U.S. attorney and former DFL prodigy finds his once-bright political future in question.